Radio / Television News

Broadcasters ask B.C. government for help


Ad spend down 60%, says broadcast association By Ahmad Hathout VICTORIA – A little over a month after a radio station in Kelowna went off the air due to pandemic-related advertising declines, the head of the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) sent a letter in May to the premier with a plea. Pointing to relief measures introduced by the Quebec and federal governments, which include the waiving of licensing fees and consistent ad buys on local stations, Rob Bye requested a virtual meeting to discuss possible options. “We’ve got positive verbal responses,” he said in an interview with Cartt.ca...